Electric co-ops open high-tech training center in Palmyra

A 9,600-square-foot training center for electric company line workers is up and running near Palmyra, 48 miles south of Culpeper.

The Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Electric Cooperative Training Center, adjacent to the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative’s Palmyra office, replaces the three modular trailers on the site that served as a temporary training facility.

Prior to the trailers, the utilities operated a facility in Culpeper. That closed in 2013

The center officially opened May 22 during a ceremony attended by more than 120 electric co-op and government officials and others.

The building has three classrooms with state-of-the-art video technology and a touchpad system to control lighting and equipment.

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